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Springtime Wildflowers Are Appearing in the Northeast Georgia Mountains

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It is springtime in Georgia and here are some flowers blooming now in the northeast Georgia mountains. Yesterday, on a small hike at Smithgall Woods near Helen, GA, we spotted quite a few Pink Lady’s Slippers in the woods.             These flowers are members of the Orchid Family and are considered rare for the area. This showy flower has a large petal pouch (approximately 2 ½ inches) resembling a slipper that grows on a single stem from basal leaves. Trillium are also starting to bloom. The deep red Vasey’s Trillium and the White Erect Trillium are members of the...

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This Year is Proving to be a Wonderful Time for Wildflowers in Arizona

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This Year is Proving to be a Wonderful Time for Wildflowers in Arizona

The 2017 Sonoran Desert's super bloom wildflower season is peaking in some areas in March, but there are still abundant wildflowers to see for many more weeks to come north, south, and all around Tucson, Arizona. The plentiful wildflowers are a result of a mild and wet winter. Cacti are also just starting to bloom. Bernie and I are enjoying the mild weather and the colorful wildflower displays in Arizona before returning to Colorado’s High Country. Below are four wildflowers and one cactus that stand out from their surroundings and are easily spotted on hikes or along roadsides. One of the most common...

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Linda Nagy, Colorado Author and Artist is now a Certified "Native Plant Master"

After receiving her Colorado Flora Certificate in 2015, Linda Nagy continued volunteering and educating the public about the value of Colorado’s native plants and to help people identify alien invasive plants. In December, 2016 she became a certified Native Plant Master after completing 3 Native Plant Master curriculum courses and successfully meeting the educational contact requirements to receive the certification. “The Colorado Native Plant Society has excellent resources, data bases, and knowledgeable teachers to provide information on Colorado’s more than 2500 different plant species,” said Linda.    While working toward the Native Plant Master certification, Linda and her husband, Bernie...

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide wins top honors at 2016 Colorado Independent Publishers Association Awards Banquet

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide wins top honors at 2016  Colorado Independent Publishers Association Awards Banquet

Bernie and Linda of Fairplay, South Park, CO published informative pocket guide featuring over 270 Varieties of Wildflowers (DENVER, Colorado) August 20, 2016 – The artist/writer couple, Bernie and Linda Nagy received top awards in the Science, and Academic Reference Categories and second place in Illustrations at the 22nd Annual CIPA EVVY Awards ceremony. An Ebook version of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide produced by Yellow Studios also received a first place award. CIPA, Colorado Independent Publishers Association has one of the longest running awards competitions for Indie publishers. Linda and Bernie Nagy are always on the lookout for great photo...

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Experience Colorado’s Colorful Wildflowers at Crested Butte’s Wildflower Festival July 11-23, 2016 and Meet Linda and Bernie Nagy, authors of the Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide.

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This year is proving to be a spectacular year for wildflowers. Along roadways, trails, and in fields and in high country meadows, colorful blooms can be seen everywhere in abundance. Perhaps one of the best places to see and learn about wildflowers is at Crested Butte, the wildflower capital of Colorado. Since 1986, the town has hosted a wildflower festival. This year’s week-long event takes place July 11-23 with additional events continuing through August. Even if you don’t attend scheduled events that are well worth the price, you can travel the back roads on your own to enjoy fantastic wildflower...

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